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Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by ginger0311, Oct 21, 2011.
What kind of upgrades are there for a sig p220 45 cal?
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What kind of upgrades are you looking at?
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Big fan of the Sig 220. Second to the 1911 platform, one of my favorites. Owned one without the rail (earlier model) for about 5-6 years and it ate everything I had to feed it. Beyond ammo? Maybe some grips? The rubberized hogues are nice. Think I saw some customs at rocosystems (spelling?) Fine shooting, durable, quality built guns. Nice acquisition
8 round followers for the standard 7 round magazines. Grips. Night sites.
Besides that...AMMO and lots of it.
There are 10 round mags for them too but mine doesn't feed very well. I could sell it to you cheap.
Personally I haven't found a lot of need for upgrades on mine. Mine is also one without a rail so I can't hang any lasers or flashlights from it. And the sights are fixed but they are set just right. That's the kind of thing that says quality to me. That and the fact I bought it used and shot 15,000 rounds through it and it still works very, very well. My son has it currently and he said he had some failure to feed problems. My guess is he's limp wristing it. I've had him shooting rifles since he was 6 but we didn't shoot handguns enough obviously. I've had him shoot them but not enough I guess. When he comes home again I'll give him a crash course on proper pistol shooting.
Can I upgrade to a heavier spring?
How about an "action job"?
It can be done by the Sig factory, but any good gunsmith should be able to smooth the trigger and make it feel like silk.
I have had 3 Sigs over the years starting with the P245. Still own a P226 & P239. Having the action worked over is the best thing I found to do & it usually costs well under $200. JMHO
Why? Is there something wrong with the one in it? Unless you are going to shoot +p ammo there is little reason to change spring rate.
The spring on mine seems pretty stiff as it is. And I know it has the right spring in it because I just ordered a new one about 6 months ago. But I have seen heavier springs for them. Some were far heavier than the original. I don't remember the ratings on any of them now but I remember springs that were rated at twice the lbs. as the original.
Save your money on the springs. Go with standard, and you will be groovy. The 45ACP isn't a high pressure round, and your Sig is sprung just fine.
I can't think of a single thing you HAVE to do to upgrade the Sig. Other than Glock, Sig is about the only semiauto I consider "poifect out da box". If you WANT to swap grips...by all means...that's a personal choice, not a "have to". I'd get a set of night sights if it's your primary weapon.
Other than that....enjoy the Sig.